Pablo Abián gets into the round of 16 in the Challenge of Canada

Spanish badminton has made its debut on the right foot at the Canadian International Challenge. And it is that the delegation headed by the technical director Arturo Ruiz in full has made its way to the round of 16, according to the website of the Spanish Federation (Fesba).

In the men’s singles Kike Peñalver and Pablo Abian (CB IES La Orden player) have passed their first two matches. Peñalver has defeated with authority the Canadian Ethan Ao Jun Chan (21-7 and 21-8) and the German Matthias Kicklitz (21-8 and 21-14) and will face the Japanese Takuma Obayashi for a place in the quarterfinals. On the other hand, Pablo Abián has defeated the German Samuel Hsiao (21-14 and 21-13) and the American Howard Shu (21-19 and 21-7) and he will meditate on the Italian Christopher Vittoriani.

In women’s singles Clara Azurmendi and Ania Setien They have also managed to advance to the round of 16, after beating local rivals in both cases. Azurmendi has beaten Chloe Hoang (21-12 and 21-18) and will face Natsuki Nidaira. She setién, for her part, she has defeated Katie Lau (21-18 and 21-12) and will seek the pass to the quarterfinals against Rachel Chan.

In men’s doubles Joan Monroy and Carlos Piris they have solved without problems their confrontation against Yufei Zhai and Toby Zhang (21-13 and 21-7). His next rivals will be the tandem formed by the Taiwanese Chen Zhi Yi and the American Presley Smith.

In mixed doubles, Monroy and Setien they have surpassed Jett Ko and Joanna Xu (21-13 and 21-10) and will play the pass to the quarterfinals against Thien Quan Nicolas Nguyen and Alexandra Mocanu.

The women’s doubles Clara Azurmendi and Bea Corrales He has not yet debuted, as he enters the scene directly in the round of 16 against Emma Meng and Ashley Wong.



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